May 4, 1998
Ideas are welcome at Student Union planning forum May 4
Help needed for UConn alumna with cystic fibrosis
Danelle, 31, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of two, and since infancy has required twice daily chest physical therapy and inhalation therapy to drain her lungs. In March Danelle, who graduated from UConn in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, was listed for a double lung transplant. Although most of the expenses for her surgery and hospitalization will be covered by insurance, there are many uncovered expenses, including travel to and from transplant centers, six months of temporary housing, insurance premiums and post-transplant drugs, biopsies and tests. If a suitable organ match is not found, Danelle will require a living donor transplant from family members or friends. This will require additional expense, as medical insurance covers only part of the procedure.
The Roulier family hope to raise $75,000 to $100,000 to cover these expenses. The National Transplant Assistance Fund, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, acts as trustee for transplant funds throughout the United States. Donations for Danelle may be made to a tax-deductible fund in her name. Checks should be made out to NTAF-The Lung Transplant Fund, with "In honor of Danelle DeCiantis" printed in the memo section of the check. Questions about this fund may be directed to the NTAF at (800) 642-8399..
Books on extended loan are now due back next year
Library staff decided to automatically renew all books on extended loan because renovations and preparations for the relocation of Circulation Services to the plaza level will make library access difficult, says Barbara Mitchell of Circulation Services. The renewals include books from Babbidge library, Cookson Music Library, the pharmacy library and the regional campus libraries.
Notices were sent in April to all borrowers about the automatic renewal, together with a list of items checked out by each borrower.
Extended loan materials that are no longer needed should be returned by May 15. Any extended loan borrower who is graduating or will no longer be affiliated with the University after May 15 must return all materials by this date.
From May 11-15, a van located outside the library near the UConn Co-op will be available for book returns.